A2 STEAM at Northside awarded grant to promote solar energy education

The City of Ann Arbor has awarded a $15,000 Sustaining Ann Arbor Together (SA2T) grant to A2 STEAM at Northside for the development of a kindergarten-eighth grade solar curriculum. “This is an exciting project that will engage and empower A2 STEAM youth to think about solar potential, including the possibility of onsite solar installations,” said

Kids experience The Henry Ford free in March

In honor of The Henry Ford’s 90th year, one free kid’s admission is available for every adult admission on weekends during the month of March at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Take the family through a tour of America’s most creative inventions housed in educational displays. With an immersive atmosphere, the whole family

Ypsilanti YMCA addresses child care disparity in Washtenaw County

The Ann Arbor YMCA, in collaboration with Eastern Michigan University (EMU), Ypsilanti Community Schools (YCS) and the Ypsilanti Housing Commission (YHC) launched a new child care program in late 2018: The Collaborative – Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center (CDC). The CDC addresses a critical need for excellent quality, affordable child care in eastern Washtenaw County.

Youth getting involved in local Dexter city government

High schoolers, living in the Dexter Community School District, are now participating as youth board representatives to local government bodies including the Dexter City Council, Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, and Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee. Designed to be mutually beneficial to both the students and the Committees or Commissions on which they serve,

March 2019: Our Favorite Things

Tugging at Your Heartstrings! Give your tween a chance to explore their inner interior decorator with this String Art Heart Light Kit. The kit includes instructions on how to craft your own decorative light with a glow-in-the-dark string, a light-string with 15 LED lights, and a heart lantern base. Great for working on fine motor

A scholarship for high schoolers with Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes Scholars will award close to 50 individual scholarships in 2019, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each. The organization offers general scholarships open to high school seniors living with Type 1 diabetes who are headed to college/university in 2019. They also offer scholarships with unique parameters like prospective major, geographic location, or excellence in athletics

February 2019—A Few of Our Favorite Things

Music by black composers Can you name three Black composers of classical music? Leading classical violinist, soloist and mother Rachel Barton Pine can name 350, and over the past 15 years has discovered more than 900 compositions by Black composers, many of which were previously hidden in the shadows. The internationally-renowned violinist and her Rachel